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40 Acres

AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar, UFW President Rodriguez and the Chávez Family to Honor Life and Legacy of César Chávez at National Historic Landmark Dedication Ceremony

MON, FEBRUARY 21, 2011, 02:15 PM EST

Interior Secretary Salazar, UFW President Rodriguez and Paul Chávez, César Chávez's son and president of the Chávez Foundation, celebrated the life & legacy of the farm labor & civil rights leader, dedicating the "Forty Acres" site a National Landmark. Read More >


Secretary Salazar

AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar, Director Abbey Visit Imperial Sand Dunes, Participate in Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

SUN, FEBRUARY 20, 2011, 03:09 PM EST

Interior Secretary Salazar and BLM Director Abbey today visited the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and rode off-highway vehicles (OHV) in the California Desert to underscore President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative. Read More >


Deepwater Horizon scene

Federal Natural Resource Trustees announce next step in BP Deepwater Horizon spill Gulf restoration

SAT, FEBRUARY 19, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

NOAA and the Department of the Interior (DOI) today announced plans to develop a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) in cooperation with state co-trustees as part of the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). Read More >


Interior and Reclamation Seals

Secretary Salazar Announces Improved Initial 2011 Water Supply Allocation for California's Central Valley Project

FRI, FEBRUARY 18, 2011, 04:05 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the Bureau of Reclamation's Initial Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Supply Allocation for the 2011 contract year. Read More >


Secretary Salazar

AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar Helps Break Ground on Major Everglades Restoration Project

FRI, FEBRUARY 18, 2011, 10:34 AM EST

Interior Secretary Salazar joined federal and state officials to break ground on the Picayune Strand habitat restoration project/Faka Union Canal pump station, a major component of the Picayune Strand project. Read More >